Introduction to the Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen in Rhodium Trim
The Pilot Falcon (in yellow gold trim) has long been a staple in the fountain pen world for its soft nib. Pilot has knocked one out of the park this time by introducing the same pen in a rhodium trim version, as well as expanding the nib offering to include a soft extra-fine!
Here are some time markers for the video:
- Pilot/Namiki rebranding explanation (0:32)
- Similarities between (original) Namiki gold trim and new Pilot rhodium trim (2:04)
- Metal Falcon video reference (3:16)
- Differences between Namiki gold trim and Pilot rhodium trim (3:40)
- Box changes (5:22)
- Filling the pen (5:58)
The new Pilot Falcon has a couple of slight cosmetic changes from the Namiki Falcon, namely the trim color (rhodium instead of gold), 'Pilot' branding on the centerband instead of 'Namiki', a metal finial inlay, and a slightly larger trim ring near the threads on the grip. The most important difference (in my mind) is that the Pilot Falcon is available with a soft extra-fine nib, something that you could previously get only by purchasing a Pilot Metal Falcon.
(Extra-fine nibs are available on the resin Falcon: March, 2023)
Now though, you can get that amazingly thin extra-fine nib from the factory on a Pilot Falcon, and get an impressive amount of flex.
Also check out my newer video on filling the Pilot Falcon.